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Oct 8, 2012 4:00am EDT
a snapshot o >>> this morning on "early today," foreign policy showdown. mitt romney gets serious about libya, syria, and more, but president obama hits him hard with a brand-new ad. we'll show it to you. >>> winter weather now. many parts of the country will make up this morning to an arctic blast from the north. bill's forecast is straight ahead. >>> and 48 straight. drew breess into the record books. this is a big one. >> this is "early today" for monday, october 8th, 2012. >>> very good morning to you, i'm veronica de la cruz. 29 days and counting. there is less than a month to go in the race for the white house, and right now, both candidates are on the road. while the president campaigns in california, mitt romney spent sunday in florida before his major foreign policy speech in virginia today. nbc's tracy potts that is details from washington. good morning. >> reporter: hi, veronica, good morning. even with those jobs numbers that came out friday helping president obama, we are still seeing mitt romney with a boost after the debate, and today he will argue that under the president, ame
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Oct 1, 2012 4:00am EDT
on foreign policy and has been slamming the president over his handling of the events in the middle east. in an op-ed in the "wall street journal" romney said the president showed weakness in the middle east. he said president obama heightened the prospect of conflict and instability. he doesn't understand an american policy that lacks resolve can provoke aggression and encourage disorder. white house aides says the president is looking forward to debate foreign policy with mitt romney. >> he took the iraq war, he did. he will focus on bin laden and bring him to justice. >> reporter: romney is said to be planning a major foreign policy speech to be delivered in the next few weeks. foreign policy is the focus of the final presidential debate on october 22nd in florida. >> susan mcginnis in washington this morning. come november colorado voters are expected to pass an amendment addressing the flood of political advertising. it began two years ago with the supreme court ruling with restrictions on campaign contributions, restrictions on freedom of speech. so far this year, $ 522 million has
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Oct 8, 2012 5:00am EDT
. >>> mitt romney will deliver a major foreign policy speech in virginia. the republican presidential hopeful will speak at the institute in maryland today. the speech called the mantel of leadership is romney's tenth address on foreign policy. the former massachusetts governor links the deadly attack on the american consulate in benghazi last month to al qaeda, saying, "the attack on our consulate in benghazi on september 11th, 2012, was likely the work of the same forces that attacked our homeland on september 11th, 2001. these attacks were the deliberate work of terrorists." >>> today president obama will wrap up his two-day fund-raising trip in california. yesterday he spoke at a fund-raising concert with performances by john bon jovi, stevie wonder, and katy perry. he poked a little fun at himself and his recent debate performance. >> and everybody here is incredible professionals. they're such great friends, and they just perform flawlessly night after night. i can't always say the same. >> last night mr. obama also attended a $25,000 per person fund-raising dinner. tomorrow the preside
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Oct 8, 2012 11:00am EDT
is giving a foreign policy speech. what the candidate is expected to say. >>> plus, the wedding video that's getting internatial attention. how party goers think the brawl [ female announcer ] pillsbury crescents fabulous but...when i add chicken, barbecue sauce... and cheese...and roll it up woo-wee! i've made a barbecue chicken crescent chow down. pillsbury crescents. let the making begin. here's a better idea. pillsbury grands! flaky layers biscuits in just 15 minutes the light delicate layers add a layer of warmth to your next dinner. pillsbury grands biscuits let the making begin. >>> new this morning, venezuelan president chavez has been re-elected. he wins after a tight race. he told supporters late last night in car racas he would sit down with opposition leaders to work for a better venezuela. >> you're looking live at the virginia military institute in lexington. in less than 30 minutes, mitt romney will deliver a major foreign policy there. the speech called the mantle of leadership mark, his tenth address on foreign policy since the summer of 2011. according to early excerpts,
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Oct 8, 2012 6:00pm EDT
of barack obama today. however, those are mostly rhetorical differences on some of those key foreign policy issues as opposed to actual new tough policies. >> reporter: the president fired back in an ad to run in virginia. >> reckless, amateurish, that's what news media and fellow republicans called mitt romney's gaf gaffe. >> reporter: barack obama himself today publicly ignored mitt romney's speech. the president sent out former secretary of state madelyn albright to call mitt romney's grasp of foreign policy shallow and out of date. i'm steve handelsman, news4. >>> there's a new poll out that suggests mitt romney's strong debate performance last week has improved his standing in the presidential race. the pew research center shows romney leading president obama among likely voters by a margin of 49% to 45%. three weeks ago, that same poll gave president obama an 8-point lead. >>> today the united nations secretary-general said the violence in syria is threatening the stability of the region. activists say the civil war has claimed more than 30,000 lives since it began last year, and the
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Oct 8, 2012 4:30am EDT
. romney will deliver a major foreign policy speech in virginia. the republican presidential hopeful will speak at the virginia military institute in lexington. the 30-minute speech called the mantel of leadership is romney's tenth address on foreign policy. the former massachusetts governor will criticize the president's, quote, passive leadership in the middle east saying, "i know the president hopes for a safer, freer, and a more prosperous middle east allied with the united states. i share this hope, but hope is not a strategy. we cannot support our friends and defeat our enemies in the middle east when our words are not backed up by deeds." today president obama will wrap up a two-day fund-raising trip in california. yesterday he spoke at a fund-raising concert with performances by john bon jovi and katy perry. and he attended a fund-raising dinner. >>> virginia's u.s. senate candidates will hold their second debate today. republican george allen and democrat tim kaine will square off in richmond. a recent wall street journal/marist poll shows tim kaine pulling ahead. david greg
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Oct 8, 2012 6:00am EDT
to break a 2-2 tie. >>> today mitt romney will deliver a major foreign policy speech in lexington. the speech called the mantel of leadership is the republican's tenth address on foreign policy since december of 2011. according to early exsercerpts today's speech, the former massachusetts governor will criticize the president's passive leadership in the middle east saying, "i know the president hopes for a safer, freer, and more prosperous middle east allied with the united states. i share this hope, but hope is not a strategy. we cannot support our friends and defeat our enemies in the middle east when our words are not backed up by deeds." >> today president obama will wrap up his two-day fund-raising trip in california. he will announce the establishment. caesar chavez national monument. yesterday the president spoke at a fund-raising concert. he poked a little fun at himself as well and his recent debate performance. >> everybody here is incredible professional, they're such great frep friends, and they just perform flawlessly night after night. i can't always say the same. >>
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Oct 8, 2012 7:00pm EDT
, and that is really the reason, the romney campaign attacking the white house on foreign policy, they believe that the white house is lacking in the foreign policies. they worry that the al-qaeda affiliates were active in the campaign militias. daryl issa is holding hearings this wednesday, focusing in part on this e-mail from the embassy in tripoli, last february, asking to leave a special team in libya for another four months. the commander of that team will reportedly testify that ambassador chris stevens, who of course died in the raid, wanted to keep the team even longer but of course was let down. the 16 member team was replace by a smaller unit of agents, it is not clear how long they stayed security agents stayed. tonight, they say the original tonight, they say the original team was being fazed out as libya teams took over, and could not have prevented the fatal attack in benghazi. the top terrorism official is on his way to libya to make his own assessment tomorrow. so you can tell the white house is taking it very seriously. >> andrea mitchell in the d.c. news room, along with chuc
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Oct 1, 2012 4:30am EDT
the president is looking forward to debating foreign policy with mitt romney. >> this president promised a few things in 2008. he would end the iraq war. de. he would take the al qaeda fight and degrade them. he has. he would focus on osama bin laden and bring him to justice. he did. >> reporter: susan mcginnis, cbs news, washington. >>> foreign policy will be the focus of the last presidential debate which is scheduled for october 22 in florida. bob schieffer will moderate that. >>> two americans are dead following a fight between u.s. and afghan forces. a soldier and a contractor were killed in that fight. nato has classified the incident asen insider attack. this weekend's death raises the american toll in the afghanistan war to 2000 u.s. service members who have been killed since the invasion in 2001. most u.s. and foreign troops are scheduled to be out of afghanistan by the end of 2014. >>> the supreme court starts a new session today. a number of big cases are going to be considering moving on throughout the year. they're including issues related to same-sex marriage, privacy issues rela
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Oct 8, 2012 4:00pm EDT
rhetorical differences on some of those key foreign policy issues as opposed to actual new tough policies. >> reporter: the president fired back in an ad to run in virginia. >> reckless, amateurish, vaes what news media and fellow republicans stance. >> reporter: president obama ignored mitt romney's speech. >> reporter: mad elaine called it shallow and out of date. >>> there have been ups and downs with the start of postseason play for local baseball fans, starting with the nationals. they take the mound later this afternoon in st. louis. they're hoping to go up two games in their series against the cardinals. tyler moore became yesterday's surprise hero in game one. hitting the tying and winning runs. the nats went on to beat the defending world series champs 3-2. the nats will be back in town in washington for game three of their national league division series on wednesday. there will be extensive street closures before, during and after the game. you can find a complete list on our website nbcwashington.com. just search nationals. >>> baltimore fans are hoping for some redemption ton
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Oct 6, 2012 11:00pm EDT
the economy, foreign policy and the media during their so-called rumble 2012. jon stewart tried to make up the nine-inch height difference with a mechanical lift. >> we are merely weeks from being a failed state or even worse, greece. and the way to solve it is to kill big bird. >> reporter: while there was a packed auditorium for the live performance, those who paid $5 to watch it online were left frustrated. the feed kept locking up. some complained, saying the rumble 2012 isn't between those two, it's between viewers and the official website. >> jon stewart, 2012, anyone want one? >> reporter: those who watched the debate say it was entertaining. >> i think that overall it was very entertaining and i enjoyed seeing it. >> i think bill had more serious answers about what he thought would fix it, but we enjoyed stewart, as well. >> reporter: event organizers responded saying due to overwhelming demand that their servers had been overloaded. they apologized to people who paid for that live stream and staid it would be available on demand. reporting live from george washington university, d
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Oct 8, 2012 5:00pm EDT
today, in a major foreign policy address at the virginia military institute, he continued to blast president obama's leadership in the middle east, and offered his own view. >> when we look at the middle east today, with iran closer than ever to nuclear weapons capability, with the conflict in syria threatening to destabilize the region and violent extremists on the march, and with an american ambassador and three others dead likely at the hands of the al qaeda affiliates, it's clear that the risk of conflict in the region is higher now than when the president took the office. >> >>> now to the tight race for u.s. senate in virginia. tim kaine and george allen looks to sway undecided voters before election day. news4's northern virginia bureau chief julie carey joins us live from near richmond with a look at what the candidates will look to do to gain that edge tonight. julie? >> reporter: well, as you can see along this driveway, volunteers have been busy in advance putting up stins that lead to the scene of tonight's debate, a debate televised in most virginia tv markets. tim kai
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Oct 8, 2012 7:00am EDT
military institute is hoping to draw a sharp contrast with the president on foreign policy issues, specifically saying to him that hope is not a strategy. meanwhile, the president traveling across california in front of some of his staunch et supporters last night at a fund-raiser implored them saying that everything is on the line. >> hello, l.a.! >> reporter: enlisting a cast of celebrities including stevie wonder. ♪ >> reporter: president obama picked up a little cash in california sunday night and even made a self-deprecating aleutian to his own performance in last week's debate. >> everybody here is incredible professionals and such great friends, and they just perform flawlessly night after night. i can't always say the same. >> we're going to win florida, and we're going to take back the white house. >> reporter: wrapping up a three-day swing through the sunshine state mitt romney has appeared more confident and relaxed, invigorated by last week's strong debate and enthusiastic crowds. on sunday he previewed today's foreign policy speech in which he'll paint president oba
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Oct 1, 2012 5:00am EDT
and encourage disorder. white house aides say the president is looking forward to debating foreign policy with mitt romney. >> this president promise add few things in 2008. wee end the iraq war. he did. wee take the fight to al qaeda and degrade them. he has. >> reporter: romney is said to be planning a major foreign policy speech to be delivered in the next few weeks. >>> it's 5:53. let's take another look at the question of the day. according to parents magazine, dads are much faster than mom at doing one of these things. is it a, changing diapers, b, making school lunches, or c, putting a newborn to sleep? >> here's a look at a response you posted on the wusa9 facebook fan page. hard one but i'll go with c. my us brand was good at that and still is but with our 120-pound dog, i'll find them often on the coach snoring together. >> very cute. >> i like that. >> log on to our facebook fan page. we'd love to hear what you think. we'll have the answer in about an hour. a new movie wins big time at the box office this weekend. jess, over to you. >> ladies, do you think you have what it take
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Oct 3, 2012 12:35am EDT
] [ laughter ] >> jimmy: pro, mitt romney will answer every foreign policy question by saying what his conservative base wants to hear. con, obama will answer every foreign policy question by saying, "i killed osama bin laden, bitches," and dropping the mic. [ cheers and applause ] "what do you want me to --" >> steve: "what do you want to do?" >> jimmy: "i don't even need a rebuttal." >> steve: yeah. i'm done. >> jimmy: pro, a candidate has two minutes to answer each question, followed by a one-minute rebuttal, followed by a 30-second opportunity to respond to the rebuttal. con, followed by a one-second opportunity to roll one's eyes and make a wanking motion with one's fist. [ laughter ] you have to have rules. >> steve: that's the rule? >> jimmy: that's the rule. >> steve: wow, things have gotten looser. >> jimmy: pro, tomorrow night's debate will be held at the university of denver's ritchie center. con, when mitt romney heard "ritchie center," he thought the debate was at his house. [ laughter ] [ as mitt romney ] "easy commute. i can go right over there." >> steve: "i can walk ri
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Oct 7, 2012 11:30pm EDT
foreign policy speech tomorrow at the virginia military institute. he's been critical of obama policies on israel, iran, and libya. virginia, meanwhile, continues to play a huge role in the presidential campaign. after governor romney's speech tomorrow first lady michelle obama will be in loudoun county coming up on tuesday. and virginia's u.s. senate candidates will hold their second debate tomorrow. republican george allen and democrat tim kaine will square off in richmond. a recent nbc "wall street journal" marist poll shows kaine pulling ahead of allen 49% to 44%. "meet the press's" david gregory motd moderated their first debate last month. news 4's aaron gilchrist and julie carey were panelists. >>> new details tonight in a story we brought you last week. that dog that disappeared after a violent early morning attack in northeast has now been found. back on friday a woman was walking murray when she says a jogger started yelling at her, claiming murray bit him. she says the man grabbed murray's leash and he slipped out of his collar and then disappeared. that's when she says the m
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Oct 3, 2012 7:00pm EDT
's got a big libya foreign policy speech that he'd like to give in the next few days. >> chuck todd part of our team there. andrea mitchell is another part of our political team in denver. she'll be fact checking the debate for us during our coverage later tonight. but because of breaking news on two fronts, libya and syria, tonight we come to you in your capacity as our chief foreign affairs correspondent. what do you know on both? >> reporter: well, the president was briefed on this latest incident. today syria, according to the u.s. and nato, attacked turkey, which is, of course, a nato ally and a strong u.s. ally across the border, with mortar fire killing reportedly five civilians in a residential area near the border. turkey then retaliated. tonight there was an emergency meeting in brussels. the nato ministers condemning syria for this attack. and also the president, the white house issued a statement from the national security council. hillary clinton spoke to the turkish foreign minister and said the u.s. will support turkey in this. all are condemning syria and holding syria to
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Oct 7, 2012 6:30pm EDT
. >> reporter: one day ahead of a major foreign policy speech in virginia, today mitt romney continued assaulting the president's domestic record at a rally in st. lucy, florida. >> i have an opportunity for america right now that's going to get this economy going and create jobs, jobs and more jobs. 12 million jobs, to be specific. >> reporter: earlier, republican surrogates like newt gingrich were out in force on four leading political shows saying the president's debate performance and the administration's response to the latest jobs report. >> the unemployment report has fallen to its lowest since i took office. >> when you have a white house celebrating a 7.8% unemployment record tells a lot about the failed add miministratiadminist policies. >> they had full charge of the first two years, and the policies this president put in place actually made it worse. the middle class is being buried under this administration. >> reporter: meantime, paul ryan enjoyed a mostly leisurely sunday. making a trip to the pumpkin patch with his family. >> how are you feeling about the debate? >> wha
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Oct 1, 2012 7:00am EDT
-ed talking about his view on foreign policy. there seems to be some question within the romney camp as to whether they should even be talking about foreign policy. >> this has been an ongoing debate since the libya crisis and there were, in the immediate hours after that when governor romney stepped into this, we'll prosecute this larger global argument against the president's foreign policy mishandling the arab spring. it's been weeks now until this op-ed appears. it's not just about foreign policy it's about america's trajectory in the 21st policy. those kind of things you pull that argument together this race might look different on thursday. >> one last point the force of gravity argument, the obama campaign, the president is doing better than you would expect because of the economic -- >> historical data would tell us to expect. >> why is that? >> we at national journal have a cover story, who has the better tact something happening to the american psyche about expectations for american growth and the political class to change their life for the better. we concluded we diminish
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Oct 4, 2012 6:00pm EDT
country. and on monday he's announced he'll make an important foreign policy address using the virginia military institute as his back drop. julie carey, news4. >> stay for continuing decision 2012 coverage on nbc washington.com. we are checking the facts. find out what the candidates got wrong during last night's debate on our news page. >>> a developing story now. fbi agents are on the scene of the attack that killed ambassador chris stevens and others in ben dpazy, libya, last month. the investigators are collecting forensic evidence. they have not been able to examine the consulate until now because of the potential threat from regional militia. that's in syria, by the way. nbc news has learned that u.s. special operations forces are protecting the fbi team in benghazi. ambassador stevens, a computer expert and two former navy s.e.a.l.s were killed in a terror attack at the consulate back on september 11th. >>> there is ab alert tonight for hundreds of patients in maryland and virginia. a meningitis outbreak has health officials warning people who were treated at several health care
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Oct 4, 2012 6:00am EDT
will ask the questions. the candidates will focus on foreign and domestic policy. we've learned that first lady michelle obama will make another trip to virginia next week to campaign for her husband. she will visit loudoun county on tuesday, october 9th. we'll pass along additional details as they become available. the announcement highlights just how important northern virginia is in the race for the white house. tomorrow president obama will be in fairfax county where he will speak at george mason university. >>> tim kaine opening up the gap in virginia's hotly contested senate race. a new poll by nbc news, "the wall street journal" and maris shows tim kaine leading republican george allen 49% to 44%. that's among likely voters. it breaks a deadlock the two candidates were in just three weeks ago when each received 46% of the support in the same poll. tim kaine's camp believes they are getting some help from the president who has also seen a bump in the state in recent weeks. >>> montgomery county police are on the hunt for the suspect who brutally attacked a man and left him for dead.
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Oct 4, 2012 11:00am EDT
. they will focus on foreign and domestic policy. paul ryan and vice president joe biden have theirs next thurs in kentucky. >>> michelle obama will make a trip to virginia to campaign for her husband. she'll visit loudoun county on the ninth. the announcement highlights how important northern virginia is in this race for the white house. tomorrow, president obama will be in fairfax county where he will speak at george mason university. >>> turning to the weather -- >> it was wet early. it's drying out now. storm team 4 meteorologist tom kierein with the forecast. >> a little sun now beginning to break out from west to east. it's going to continue to move on through during the afternoon, bringing in lower humidity. it's still a bit steamy. here is what's been happening over the last several hours. the light rain we had and now pushing across the eastern shore. the cloud cover is breaking up to the west and as the afternoon progresses, we'll get increasing sunshine. clearing in west virginia. a closer view showing the last of the light rain is around the bay and the eastern shore and continuing
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Oct 3, 2012 9:00pm EDT
presidential. but foreign policy as well. that's where the obama administration's on the defensive about libya. but i think the entire obama team and the vice president are going to get a lot feistier here. i mean, the president made a decision not to get in romney's face a little bit more, stop him, disagree with him. he didn't bring up the 47%. he had a whole, you know, area to discuss the role of government, and he didn't talk about a philosophical divide. i think they are now going to go become a lot more aggressive because they see an aggressive challenger and it's not enough to d rope-a-dope and sit back and try to sit on a lead. so i think there's going to be a different thought process that goes on. >> zpsavannah, were you surpris we didn't hear the number 47? >> i was. as a matter of fact, an obama adviser told me earl yes today we're not going to play it safe, don't believe those stories we're playing not to lose. but i think that's what we saw the president doing. the other thing he needs to do is really it's the unfinished business of this campaign, is tell the american people what
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Oct 6, 2012 7:00am EDT
during the debate on foreign policy. looking ahead to next week, though, we're expected for the vice presidential debates' candidates on thursday. joe biden versus paul ryan. who do you think is going to do well? >> i love them both. i know them both very well. they're both good blue collar catholics. but it's going to be ryan. no doubt about it. listen, joe biden right now is the republican secret weapon. this past week he talked about the fact that the past four years have been brutal for the middle class, who's been buried under obama leadership. then he promised a trillion-dollar tax increase a couple of days ago. we want more biden as republicans. more biden. >> don't underestimate joe biden and his decades of serving washington and knowing washington. paul ryan, i wish you the best of luck. >> and joe biden is a great man and we wish him well, and we hope he keeps talking a lot. >> that's your "morning joe" political wrap. >> and you can catch joe and mika weekdays at 6:00 a.m. eastern. with more now, here's lester. >>> they mentioned the latest unemployment numbers. is the eco
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